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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019
Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Thursday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hilarious smash hit tells the tale of two playwright brothers who are desperate to outshine Shakespeare and end up producing the first ever musical! Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Murder for Two and Shrek at Marriott Theatre; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet) returns to the Marriott Theatre to direct, along with musical direction by Jeff Award winnerRyan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.
by Emily McClanathan - Sep 7, 2019
Chicagoans, lend me your ears: SOMETHING ROTTEN! has landed in Lincolnshire (the one due north of Chicago, not the one due east of Liverpool), and Marriott Theatre's regional premiere is a must-see for fans of musicals, Shakespeare, and comedy. Nominated for ten Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 2015, this madcap musical by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O'Farrell, and Wayne Kirkpatrick is in excellent hands with director Scott Weinstein, choreographer Alex Sanchez, and music director Ryan T. Nelson.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.   
by Jonathan Marshall - Sep 17, 2019
A recognisable face on the screen and stage, Tracy-Ann Oberman has well and truly cemented her extraordinary versatility during a prolific career. Providing us with easily one of EastEnders most iconic character's as the murderous Chrissie Watts, Oberman seems to almost effortlessly switch from drama to comedy with Aunty Val in Friday Night Dinner being another of her much loved creations.  Starting her career with the RSC, Oberman has performed in a vast array of plays from Shakespeare to Pinter via Noel Coward. BroadwayWorld spoke with Oberman about her upcoming play Mother of Him which is at Park Theatre from 18 September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The opening of the 17th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center), programmed by TMC Arts, will sparkle as two of the world's preeminent arts organizations, Mariinsky Ballet and Mariinsky Orchestra, return to Los Angeles with five performances of George Balanchine's Jewels at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from October 24a?"27, 2019. Jewels, a fan favorite, was choreographed by Balanchine in 1967 and is considered the first great three-act abstract ballet. The jewel motif, sustained by costumes and décor, is actually a device to unify sections that would otherwise be disparate; each act is distinct in its style and choreographed to music by a different composer. Since receiving its first performance at the Mariinsky in 1999, Jewels has become a core part of the company's repertoire.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
Revered and acclaimed Australian journalist Jane Hutcheon will be joining David Suchet on tour early next year when he makes his eagerly-awaited return to Australian stages in POIROT AND MORE: A RETROSPECTIVE in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Charles Askenaizer, Artistic Director of Invictus Theatre, today announced his cast for the company's production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, which Askenaizer will direct
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Two of the greatest actors of their generation come together in one unforgettable story of a shared life, and all of its complexities. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Legendary actor Al Pacino joins fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, a one-night only staged benefit reading to support The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. Tony Award winner Dan Sullivan reunites Pacino (Shylock) with his Merchant of Venice Broadway stars Lily Rabe (Portia) and Hamish Linklater (Bassanio). All three actors originally appeared in Sullivan's 2010 production for the New York Shakespeare Festival's summer festival in Central Park that quickly transferred to Broadway for a limited sold-out run. Rush steps in to read the role of Antonio and Keith David will read the roles of the Duke of Venice and Solerio. Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice will take place Monday, October 28 at 8pm at The Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program kicks off its 2019-2020 season with Shakespeare's classic The Merchant of Venice. Directed by Broadway theatre critic and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Sara Holdren, this timeless story runs November 6th - 16th in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. The cast includes Alex Brightwell, Conor Canning, Kasey Connolly, Comfort Dolo, Gregory James, Abdul Seidu, Courtney Stennett, and Elisabeth A. Yancey. General admission tickets can be purchased at 216.241.6000 or clevelandplayhouse.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Charlotte Jones' (Humble Boy a?' National Theatre) hilarious and heartfelt comedy, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at Park Theatre. Winner of the 1998 Pearson Best Play Award, this marks the play's twenty-first anniversary and first ever London run. The production stars Sioned Jones, Charlie Bence, Kellie Batchelor, Andrew P Stephen, Matt Lim and Jessica Forrest. It is directed by Robert Wolstenholme, with a national press night on Friday 13th December at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Legendary actor Al Pacino joined fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Legendary actor Al Pacino joins fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, a one-night only staged benefit reading to support The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.
by Gary Naylor - Oct 2, 2019
This Merchant of Venice is aimed at schoolchildren and it's a fantastic experience for them. It's also pretty good for anyone, whether a 100+ Shakespeares veteran like me or a first-timer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol: The One-Man Play, directed by frequent Porters collaborator Drina Durazo. a?oeCharles Dickens was known for being a performer of his own works; his novels were written with such vivid theatricality that they were almost like plays,a?? says Durazo. a?oeWe're aiming to recreate the experience of Dickens' public recitals with A Christmas Carol, The One-Man Play, and it's been a great joy exploring this beloved classic by way of Krieger's dynamic performance.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
David Suchet will be making his eagerly-awaited return to Australian stages in POIROT AND MORE: A RETROSPECTIVE in early 2020. There has been a huge demand for tickets across Australia and subsequently new shows have just been added to the tour schedule. The tour will travel across the country to Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle and Adelaide. The additional performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide will go on sale on Tuesday 19thNovember.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The fourth annual Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards (aka The Berkies) were handed out on a chilly Monday evening, November 11, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, MA. Eligible for nomination were 105 productions from the past year, presented at more than three dozen venues in Western Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Connecticut, all within a fifty-mile radius of the borders of Berkshire County.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which is entering its 85th year, today announced the casts for the 2020 season, featuring some of the most beloved performers from OSF's history alongside newcomers from around the country. OSF is one of the most prominent theatre companies across the nation that have joined the Jubilee, a yearlong nationwide commitment by theatres to feature work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized by the theatre industry. Five Shakespeare plays staged as four productions, alongside two new plays inspired by him, take the Festival's stages in 2020. Two more commissions from OSF's multi-decade commissioning program American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle will also premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Austin Shakespeare! Check out the photos!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation this June 2019 at the Center for Jewish History (15 west 16th Street New York NY 10011). Adapted and directed by David Serero, who is also starring as Romeo, this unique production. One family is Sephardic and the other one is Ashkenazi, featuring classic Ladinos and Yiddish songs as well as some others surprises...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Producer Stephanie Wilson & Artistic Director/Producer Richard Mazda in association with LIC-Artists is delighted to announce an immersive production of The Tempest. We are performing our production in the 8000sq ft Plaxall Gallery in LIC. The production features an Ariel on silks, a dance company, projections and a huge playing area where scenes will move around the space with the audience following the action. Directed by Owen Thompson our production has incorporated a dance company choreographed by the incredible Shoko Tamai of Ninja Ballet, projection design by Sadah Espii Proctor. The production also features a concurrent art exhibition, …Dream Again curated by The Plaxall Gallery's Norma Homberg.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019. Jones steps into the role following Raul Esparza's departure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Austin Shakespeare will bring the romance, comedy and dramatic clashes of The Merchant of Venice to the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater in May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
The Schwabacher Recital Series, presented by San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program, continues in April with the final two recitals of its 36th season. Showcasing the exemplary young artists who have participated in the prestigious training programs of San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program, the series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Producer Stephanie Wilson & Artistic Director/Producer Richard Mazda in association with LIC-Artists presents an immersive production of The Tempest.  We are performing our production in the 8000sq ft Plaxall Gallery in LIC.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre, in association with Virginia Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the inspiring and romantic Once, The Musical, March 21 through April 14, with Previews March 19 and 20. The actors serve as their own orchestra, playing sixteen instruments, a mixture of Celtic and traditional, for a melodic and foot-stomping good time!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
On this day in 2010, Al Pacino returned to Broadway as the title character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice,
by Jimin Lee - Jun 24, 2019
The main story of a theatrical performance could be about everything. Whether it is cats signing on stage about a Jellicle Ball or about a phantom lurking around an opera house. But did you ever imagine that somebody would write a musical about eggs? Well, that was the brilliant topic material Nick Bottom had in mind after having a second meeting with a soothsayer. The hilarious story of the Bottom brothers and their attempt to write a masterpiece, the tour team of SOMETHING ROTTEN! had their first show in Korea on June 9th at Chungmu Art Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
A pair of fascinating solo shows that strive to reclaim two controversial Shakespeare characters hit the stage at Catskill's adventurous Bridge Street Theatre from August 15 a?" 25. Roxanne Fay's a?oeThrice to Minea?? and Gareth Armstrong's a?oeShylocka?? will be performed in rotating rep on the BST Mainstage under the umbrella title a?oea??And Every Tale Condemns Me For a Villaina??.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed by Christian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife team Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James reprising their roles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019
David Suchet will be making his eagerly-awaited return to Australian stages in POIROT AND MORE: A RETROSPECTIVE in early 2020. The tour will travel across the country in January and February allowing audiences in Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle and Adelaide to experience this rare opportunity with one of the world's most celebrated and fascinating actors of our time.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
The forthcoming UK premiere of Falsettos was met with criticism this week when a group of Jewish actors and theatremakers spoke out over a lack of Jewish representation in the show's casting.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
One of the things actor Steven Patterson discovered during his first run with Gareth Armstrong's play “Shylock” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre back in 2007 was a way of getting inside Tubal, its main character, by viewing him as a Catskills tummler.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Wednesday, September 4th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hilarious smash hit tells the tale of two playwright brothers who are desperate to outshine Shakespeare and end up producing the first ever musical! Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Murder for Two and Shrek at Marriott Theatre; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet) returns to the Marriott Theatre to direct, along with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Bridge Street Theatre presents a?oea??And Every Tale Condemns Me For a Villain,' two solo shows in rotating rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod,celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am. Performances begin May 18, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, with most performances being free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.colombari.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
For three nights only, catch a screening of Shakespeare's biggest hits as produced and performed by the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
The world premiere of playwright and director Julia Pascal's award-winning Blueprint Medea opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 (Press Nights: Thursday, 23 May 2019 and Friday, 24 May 2019 at 7:30pm).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) rounds off its 2018/2019 season with an adaptation of William Shakespeare's 16th Century controversial tale of justice versus mercy, The Merchant of Venice. Adapted for PNT by Producing Artistic Director Lance Davis and directed by Managing Director Gideon Y. Schein. The Merchant of Venice runs Saturday, May 4 through Sunday June 2, 2019 with a preview night on Friday, May 3.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and San Francisco Ballet today announced programming for the 2020 Repertory Season. Building on a heritage of commissioning groundbreaking dance from today's top choreographers, uncovering new choreographic talent, staging modern classics, and preserving the works that make up the canon of classic ballet, the 2020 Season places SF Ballet at the forefront of innovation and preeminence. Highlights include two new SF Ballet commissions by Cathy Marston and Trey McIntyre, and a co-commission with American Ballet Theatre of a work by Alexei Ratmansky; as well as works by George Balanchine, David Dawson, Harald Lander, Edwaard Liang, Benjamin Millepied, Mark Morris, Liam Scarlett, Helgi Tomasson, and Stanton Welch. The Season's three story ballets include Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wheeldon's Cinderella, and Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet.